K&H was selected to conduct a condition assessment to determine the general condition of the building and develop an appropriate historic treatment strategy for the restoration, rehabilitation, or replacement of the various building envelope components. The assessment included a review of the foundation, brick and limestone masonry, exterior wood and stucco, exterior doors and windows, and roofing systems. The challenge of determining the appropriate rehabilitation treatment strategy lies in balancing the desire to maintain the historic character while considering upfront repair costs and future maintenance/energy expenses.
K&H performed a visual survey of the building’s envelope and related interior areas/components to develop a condition assessment and treatment strategy report. The inspections were performed from ground and roof levels, along with up-close, hands-on inspection via boom lift. Exploratory openings were utilized to confirm the condition of the underlying building elements. Diagnostic water testing was performed at select areas experiencing continual water infiltration. K&H is currently developing a comprehensive report and cost estimate outlining our findings and recommendations for various degrees of rehabilitation/replacement. K&H’s team included assistance from Bulley and Andrews Masonry Restoration and Jones & Cleary Roofing contractors to assist with the site inspections, exploratory openings, and cost estimating.
Peter Power, Principal
Tom Gabel, Senior Associate I
David Weirick, Associate IV